Along with neighbouring Wyndham, Melton is one of the fastest growing local government areas in Victoria. But there’s still plenty of history to discover among the modernity.
In mid-2017, the Mayor of Melton City, Sophie Ramsey, announced the establishment of an unprecedented 11 new suburbs in growth areas around Plumpton, Rockbank and Truganina. It’s exciting news for this fast-growing region, eager to welcome new residents and visitors but also plan for small, character-filled neighbourhoods.
Check out what was happening around here 150 years ago on the self-guided Melton Township Heritage Trail that meanders through the streetscape and takes in places like Melton Courthouse, Toolern Creek and Willows Historical Park, where the suburbs oldest homestead, built in the 1850s, still stands.
Eynesbury Homestead is historical bluestone property that, along with some surrounding buildings including shearing sheds and water towers, has been restored to its full grandeur. This is a very popular spot for weddings and functions, but there’s also the Homestead Restaurant, open from breakfast to dinner, and serving dishes made using ingredients from local producers.
If you’re interested in local produce, nearby Plumpton is home to two beautiful vineyards, Witchmont and Galli Estate. Both have smart restaurants, and Galli has a cellar door that’s open daily for tastings of its range. The grapes for its pinot grigio, chardonnay and syrah are grown right here.